Hermès insists it “can be used for play”–and thank fucking god for that. Who’d want a branded blue basketball museum piece?
…Well, the sort of person who’d want a Chanel surfboard, probably, or a Louis Vuitton soccer ball or an Alexander Wang jump rope. Which all exist, obviously–and there’s more in the gallery ahead. More
Who knew fashion lovers could be so terrifying?
Next time Alexander Wang sends out a blast email, people are going to listen. More
We’d like to point out that, accessories included, this outfit cost roughly $5-6000. More
The CFDA Awards went down last night and the big winners were Proenza Schouler (womenswear designer of the year), Phillip Lim (accessories designer of the year) and Suno (Swarovski Award for Emerging Talent in Womenswear). Oh, and everyone who’s famous for their red carpet presence showed up too–Jessica Chastain, Rooney Mara, Kerry Washington and a whole slew of models.
Here’s what the very stylish and the very victimized wore to the so-called Oscars of fashion.
Fashion week is upon us. Most designers are treating this as though it is an event of almost religious solemnity (personally, as always, I am in it for the free Vitamin Water and Fiber One bars) but Alexander Wang is doing funny things! Alexander Wang is making funny videos with Bon Qui Qui the character from MadTV (played by the comedienne Anjelah Johnson). More
A few days ago, we saw the first ad for the Alexander Wang Spring 2013 collection (above). It featured (the truly great, truly beautiful) Polish model Malgosia Bela and, strikingly, no clothing whatsoever. Why, we fashion bloggers wondered, would a fashion campaign feature no fashion? This was all starting to seem a little masturbatory for us, but then the rest of the campaign dropped and… it’s pretty great!
Steven Klein shot the set, in which Bela is styled (by Patti Wilson) like a futuristic warrior but also haunted cave woman? We don’t know. And, yes, there are clothes.
And maybe some nipple? More
Remember when Kristen Stewart cheated on Robert Pattinson? And then, amid the media frenzy, they maybe reconciled and it was great press for the last Twilight movie? And it started to seem a lot like a publicity stunt?
Good, we’re halfway up to speed. More
The weather is shitty.
A nice way to pass the time when you can’t go outside is online shopping (well, online window shopping). At the moment, we’re interested in ankle boots of the Winter-friendly variety (no stillettos, no slender heels)–basically, closed toe leather boots for clomping down slick streets. Bonus points if they liven up drab winter staples like puffer jackets and scarves. More
Kristen Stewart is still pounding the pavement for the last installment of Twilight (in addition to promoting her upcoming Kerouac-based indie, On the Road)–and she’s got some Balenciaga duties to uphold. Along the promotional trail, she landed the cover of Australian Marie Claire, and not only gave them a few weirdly puffy, positive quotes (we’ll get to that) she even almost smiled (above). More
If you’ve been paying much attention to the fashion press lately, you probably know all about oxblood. The dark, wine-ish shade of red has been dominating runways for a season or two now, at Gucci, YSL, Valentino, Alexander Wang, Alexander McQueen, Acne, Miu Miu and more (it’s also all over red carpets, especially as beauty). For those of you who can’t go out and drop a few grand on a trend-straddling McQueen frock coat, though, we’ve got a few more affordable options (and some aspirational pieces to oogle too). More
Scorned (for K-Stew) wife Liberty Ross has been milking her husband’s cheating scandal for all it’s worth. She’s had “fuck you” outfits, a “fuck you” rebound, and quite a bit of “fuck you” name recognition. But how many of you out there have actually heard her talk? More
You can’t make it in the art world if all you want to do is make art–you’re running a business, and it takes a fiendish work ethic and the willingness to look outside your own field for ideas and expertise.
The fashion world seems to operate in much the same way: unless you’re born into a famed fashion family, you’ll have a hard time making it in fashion if all you care about is fashion. More